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Panhandle man sentenced for failing to register as sex offender
Panhandle man sentenced for failing to register as sex offender

A 44-year-old man from Big Springs, Nebraska was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender.

Kimball's newest police officer, K-9 Lucy, makes her way west

Kimball's newest police officer, K-9 Lucy, makes her way west

Lucy, the K-9 approved by Kimball's city council last month, left North Carolina Tuesday.

Nebraska country music artist, B.J. Jamison, debuting new single Wednesday night in Nashville

Nebraska country music artist, B.J. Jamison, debuting new single Wednesday night in Nashville

Heartland Country Music Artist B.J. Jamison, of Arnold, Neb., will celebrate the release of his new song, "The Note," Wednesday night at The Local in Nashville, Tenn.

ACE awards Sidney $29,000

ACE awards Sidney $29,000

SIDNEY -- ACE, Public Alliance for Community Energy, returned $29,304 to the City of Sidney February 27. The check is part of ACE's revenue return program to the 76 member communities.

Wildfire response continues in central Nebraska: Betty’s Way Fire 72% contained as of Tuesday evening

Wildfire response continues in central Nebraska: Betty’s Way Fire 72% contained as of Tuesday evening

As of Tuesday evening the Betty’s Way Fire in Lincoln, Dawson, and, Custer Counties has claimed 71,022 acres according to a press release from Region 51 Emergency Management Director Brandon Myers.

Fair Board planning two nights of musical entertainment

Fair Board planning two nights of musical entertainment

The Cheyenne County Fair Board is looking at some changes to the 2024 Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo. The board is planning two nights of musical entertainment, and will have a virtual reality entertainment trailer.

Sidney City Council race grows to four candidates

Sidney City Council race grows to four candidates

The contest for Sidney City Council seats now has four candidates: two incumbents and two non-incumbents.

Banner County FFA hosting fundraising event Friday night in Harrisburg

Banner County FFA hosting fundraising event Friday night in Harrisburg

Banner County FFA Members Andie West and Adam Knaub hopped on board The Big Boy Tuesday morning to tell us about this year's fundraising event. Click "play" below to hear the full conversation.

Kimball Health Services celebrates new hospital opening

Kimball Health Services celebrates new hospital opening

After nearly two years of work, Kimball Health Services' new facility is open to the public. Ribbon cuttings and speeches from local and state officials topped the completion of the facility February 26.

Western Nebraska Community College President Greg Dart

Western Nebraska Community College President Greg Dart

Western Nebraska Community College President Greg Dart is among 24 recipients of the Phi Theta Kappa Paragon Award for New Presidents.

34th Annual High Plains Pheasants Forever Banquet Friday in Sidney

34th Annual High Plains Pheasants Forever Banquet Friday in Sidney

The 34th banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds.

Sunol Community Center annual meeting and potluck is March 10

Sunol Community Center annual meeting and potluck is March 10

The Sunol Community Center annual meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 10.

2024 St. Paddy's Day Party will support domestic abuse program

2024 St. Paddy's Day Party will support domestic abuse program

This year's St. Paddy's Day celebration in partnership with The Rock will benefit The Loya Project. The Loya Project supports domestic violence and sexual assault programs and recognizes women who are survivors.

State Chamber of Commerce president speaks on EPIC proposal

State Chamber of Commerce president speaks on EPIC proposal

The EPIC proposal proposes reducing or eliminating many taxes in Nebraska in exchange for a consumption tax. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce addressed concerns with the proposal today.

Wilkins Solutions celebrates business with ribbon cutting

Wilkins Solutions celebrates business with ribbon cutting

Wilkins Solutions celebrated its membership with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce, and three months in business today with a ribbon cutting and pulled pork dinner.

Sidney authorities arrest three people in connection to ATV thefts

Sidney authorities arrest three people in connection to ATV thefts

The Cheyenne County Sheriff's office is investigating a rash of burglaries involving the igloos north of Sidney, vehicles, ATVs and trailers.

Beer truck driver arrested for DUI in Kimball

Beer truck driver arrested for DUI in Kimball

The driver of a beer delivery truck was arrested Friday for driving under the influence. Kimball Police were called to Woody's Liquor at approximately 2:30 pm on Friday for a welfare check on the driver of a beer delivery truck. The driver had left his tr

Sidney school district considering closing North Elementary, ending in-town bus services amid state funding cuts

Sidney school district considering closing North Elementary, ending in-town bus services amid state funding cuts

Sidney School District Superintendent Andrew Farber announced it is facing significant loss in funding, laying at least part of the credit to Nebraska's school funding formula.

Kimball man arrested following domestic assault call

Kimball man arrested following domestic assault call

A Kimball man was taken into custody February 22 following a reported domestic assault.

Fatal accident claims three members of University of Wyoming swim team

Fatal accident claims three members of University of Wyoming swim team

Colorado State Patrol are investigating the cause of a fatal accident that claimed three lives from the University of Wyoming swim team February 22.

The Elston House: from pottery to PlayStation ... and more

The Elston House: from pottery to PlayStation ... and more

Matt and Sarah Elston are a few months away from opening their new business -- Elston House -- in downtown Sidney. It is a makerspace business that caters to artists and the creative mind.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards provides high school students top-notch leadership training

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards provides high school students top-notch leadership training

High school sophomores and juniors  who are interested in developing  leadership skills are invited to apply for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program. The program is for students in a public or private school or who are homeschooled.

Kimball FFA students celebrate 'Drive Your Tractor to School Day'

Kimball FFA students celebrate 'Drive Your Tractor to School Day'

Three student from Kimball Jr./Sr. High School arrived at school Wednesday morning a little slower than they usually do. Eighth grader Lane Cook, Sophomore Nolan Cook and Senior Grace Anderson celebrated the Future Farmers of America's "Drive Your Tractor

Commissioners approve promotions grant

Commissioners approve promotions grant

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities is coming to Sidney. The two-day event is scheduled for May 1-2. It is an opportunity for local, regional and national speakers to talk on how they found success.

State Sen. Hardin's bill focuses on missile facility safety

State Sen. Hardin's bill focuses on missile facility safety

On February 12, Sen. Brian Hardin's LB 1120 had its public hearing in the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee. The bill deals with making sure land around missile facilities is not purchased by enemies of the United States.

Rollover accident near Dix sends one woman to hospital

Rollover accident near Dix sends one woman to hospital

One person was injured in a rollover accident on a rural county road in eastern Kimball County on Monday.

Children invited to test strength in pedal pull competition

Children invited to test strength in pedal pull competition

Details are being worked out to bring a pedal tractor pull event to the Cheyenne County Fair this year. The event will be for children ages four to 12.

Ovid man in custody following multi-agency chase

Ovid man in custody following multi-agency chase

An Ovid man was taken into custody west of Ogallala following a pursuit that started near Greeley, Colo. today.

Potter-Dix FFA records another successful labor auction

Potter-Dix FFA records another successful labor auction

The Potter-Dix community showed its support for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program February 17. An estimated 300 people attended the annual Labor Auction and dinner.

Two SWAT teams activated in response to theft incident

Two SWAT teams activated in response to theft incident

At about 5 a.m. February 16, Logan County deputies received a report of an active theft in northern Washington County. Logan County deputies located the vehicle. Four adults and two juveniles were taken into custody.

Regional West Board Implements Changes; New Chair and New Board Members Named

Regional West Board Implements Changes; New Chair and New Board Members Named

A new chair was recently named to the combined Regional West Health Services and Regional West Medical Center board of directors, and two community members were welcomed to the board.

Thirteenth Annual Panhandle Polar Plunge

Thirteenth Annual Panhandle Polar Plunge

The local committee to benefit Special Olympics Nebraska will be holding its 13th annual Panhandle Polar Plunge Saturday, February 24 at Riverside Park in Scottsbluff.

Train strikes vehicle stuck on railway tracks in Scottsbluff

Train strikes vehicle stuck on railway tracks in Scottsbluff

No injuries were reported when a train struck a vehicle in Scottsbluff at approximately 9:02 p.m. Friday night.

'Beutler's Caring Connections' celebrates year in business with ribbon cutting

'Beutler's Caring Connections' celebrates year in business with ribbon cutting

Misty Beutler and Beutler's Caring Connection celebration nearly a year in business with a ribbon cutting with the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce today.

Chancey Williams to perform at 2024 Cattlemen’s Ball

Chancey Williams to perform at 2024 Cattlemen’s Ball

County Music star Chancey Williams is joining the entertainment lineup for the 2024 Cattlemen's Ball of Nebraska. The event is scheduled for June 7-8

Council approves Forrest Street work

Council approves Forrest Street work

The Sidney City Council approved resurfacing work on Forrest Street between 17th and 21st Avenues. The project will be paid for with the City's Highway Allocation Funds, and funds from a voter-approved 1/2 cent sales tax.

SAGA kicks off 'Challenge Grant' fund drive

SAGA kicks off 'Challenge Grant' fund drive

The Sidney And Greater Area Fund has an opportunity to receive a $1 million. To receive the matching funds, the community needs to raise $250,000 in just less than two years.

Shooting on a Cheyenne, Wyoming, street kills one, injures two

Shooting on a Cheyenne, Wyoming, street kills one, injures two

A shooting on a street in Wyoming’s capital has killed one man and wounded two others.

Benefit 'Soup Spectacular' to benefit local family

Benefit 'Soup Spectacular' to benefit local family

A benefit soup supper and silent auction will be held Friday, February 16, at the Cheyenne County Congregate Meals room benefiting the family of Adan 'Adam' Romero Jr.

Sidney School District battling deficit

Sidney School District battling deficit

The Sidney School District is facing hard choices resulting from loss in State funding.

Stolen vehicle recovered, driver arrested near Kimball

Stolen vehicle recovered, driver arrested near Kimball

A suspect is in custody after authorities stopped a vehicle identified as stolen from the Mitchell area.

City Council backs RBDG grant application

City Council backs RBDG grant application

The Sidney City Council is applying for a Rural Business Development Grant that if awarded could help E3 hire a technical/grant writer.

Colorado State Troopers Increasing Patrols to Target Impaired Drivers

Colorado State Troopers Increasing Patrols to Target Impaired Drivers

The Colorado State Patrol will conduct saturation patrols on Friday, February 16 through the early morning of Sunday, February 17. This operation is focused on impaired driving throughout Weld County.

Troopers arrest 18 impaired drivers in Superbowl campaign

Troopers arrest 18 impaired drivers in Superbowl campaign

Nebraska State Patrol troopers removed 18 impaired drivers from the road this weekend. The arrests were part of a special enforcement effort around the Super Bowl.

Fugitive Task Force arrests Gering man

Fugitive Task Force arrests Gering man

In March 2020, an arrest warrant was issued by the Circuit Court of Outagamie County, Wisconsin for Osman Isael Izaguirre-Zepeda. In December 2023, investigators learned that Izaguirre-Zepeda was living in the Gering, NE area.

Pine Bluffs Police Department adds K9 officer to the force

Pine Bluffs Police Department adds K9 officer to the force

The Pine Bluffs town council recently approved the newest member of the police department. K9 Macklin will be teaming up with Officer Miller.

Cooper Alan, Jerrod Niemann to play Perkins County Fair this summer

Cooper Alan, Jerrod Niemann to play Perkins County Fair this summer

A pair of country music acts will be at the Perkins County Fair in Grant this summer. 

High Plains Band and Choir Festival celebrates 52nd year

High Plains Band and Choir Festival celebrates 52nd year

Nearly 130 high school musicians gathered at CSC last week for the 52nd High Plains Band and Choir Festival. Following workshops and rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday, the band and choir presented a public concert Tuesday evening.

Sidney one of five schools statewide entered in High School Tech Ambassador Kick Off

Sidney one of five schools statewide entered in High School Tech Ambassador Kick Off

Business and public education are teaming up to encourage students to see technology as a future occupation.

Sidney firefighters called out on two early morning fires

Sidney firefighters called out on two early morning fires

Sidney firefighters were called to two fires this morning, a structure fire on Elm Street and an earlier fire northwest of Sidney.

Sidney School Board recognizes January Students of the Month

Sidney School Board recognizes January Students of the Month

The Sidney School District board of education recognized the January Students of the Month at the February 12 board meeting.

SRMC gaining ground on Extended Care project

SRMC gaining ground on Extended Care project

The future Extended Care facility continues to take shape, complimenting the west side of the Sidney Regional Medical Center campus.

Robinson waives preliminary hearing, case bound over to District Court.

Robinson waives preliminary hearing, case bound over to District Court.

Nathan Robinson appeared in Cheyenne County Court this morning, waiving his right to a preliminary hearing regarding. He is scheduled to next appear in Cheyenne County District Court March 6.

Sidney And Greater Area Fund is seeking a Summer 'Hometown Intern'

Sidney And Greater Area Fund is seeking a Summer 'Hometown Intern'

The Sidney And Greater Area (SAGA) Fund is seeking a paid summer intern in the Hometown Internship Program. A Hometown Intern is a college student of at least one year. Students will be paid $15/hour; housing will not be provided.

Nebraska State Patrol investigating fatality accident in Kimball County

Nebraska State Patrol investigating fatality accident in Kimball County

Authorities released the names of the people involved in a fatality accident on a snow and ice covered Interstate 80 in Kimball County on Saturday evening. 

Vendor registrations open for April Spring Expo

Vendor registrations open for April Spring Expo

A weekend full of fun, winning and businesses promoting products and services is set for April in Sidney.

Fatality accident closes portion of snow-covered Interstate 80 in Kimball County

Fatality accident closes portion of snow-covered Interstate 80 in Kimball County

The Kimball County Sheriff's Office confirmed two fatalities in weather-related accidents that closed Interstate 80 in both directions from Bushnell, Neb. to Pine Bluffs, Wyo. Saturday night.

Logan County Fair Board announces 2024 Night Show entertainment

Logan County Fair Board announces 2024 Night Show entertainment

Logan County Fair Board announces Craig Morgan and Ned LeDoux as 2024 Night Show entertainment. The Logan County Fair is scheduled for July 25 to August 4.

Guhl sentenced for Theft by Receiving

Guhl sentenced for Theft by Receiving

John Guhl was convicted and sentenced in Cheyenne County District Court on charges related to the burglary of igloo storage facilities north of Sidney in 2023.

Weather information: alerts, closings and road conditions

Weather information: alerts, closings and road conditions

Here's the latest winter weather information, including weather alerts, road conditions, and storm closings and cancellations.

Panhandle Public Health District awarded grant to address brain health in the Panhandle

Panhandle Public Health District awarded grant to address brain health in the Panhandle

Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) announced it has been selected by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for the Healthy Brain Initiative.

Winter Weather Advisory starts tonight

Winter Weather Advisory starts tonight

The National Weather Service has upgraded Panhandle area weather to a Winter Weather Advisory.

Suspect in Kimball standoff surrenders

Suspect in Kimball standoff surrenders

Nicholas King, 31, of Kimball surrendered to the Kimball County Sheriff's Office at about 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, he had arranged the surrender earlier in the day No bond has been set. His surrender came after a nearly 12 hour standoff yesterday at his

Two dogs missing following accident near Bushnell

Two dogs missing following accident near Bushnell

On February 9, 2024 at 1:15 in the morning, the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office, Kimball EMS and Bushnell Fire Department responded to a single vehicle rollover on I-80 at approximately mile marker 8.

Sidney High School offers hands-on vocational experience

Sidney High School offers hands-on vocational experience

Sidney High School's Raider Made program offers opportunities in many disciplines related to business in class and beyond high school.